I love stalking underwater critters with my Canon G9 with stock housing no strobes just the built-in flash. I enjoy it most when I am able to communicate with them such that they will pose for me.
Here is my conversation with a cuttlefish in one dive at Babusanta in Talikud Island of the Island Garden City of Samal.
Knowing that not all underwater critters are friendly, I take photos the moment I get a good sight, whether of not I’m already near enough. In this way, if the critter doesn’t want to interact and thus skitter away, I already have a photo. I was slowly finning, keeping a keen eye out for tiny critters when this one stopped me on my errrr…. flips.
But it still refused to leave, and so I got this. I was already contented with what I got and left to return to my tiny critter hunt… training my eyes on the sand, keeping an eye out on whatever that moves…
Thank you cuttlefishy. It was nice meeting you.